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An ex-con friend of MacGyver's, Earl Dent, needs MacGyver's help when he tries to prepare for a boxing comeback, retain custody of his daughter, and deal with gangsters who want him to take a dive.
MacGyver arrives home to find music playing on the stereo but no one there. As he goes to see if someone is inside, ex-con Earl Dent comes in, realizes the stereo is off, and turns it back on. He walks out of the room and a confused MacGyver comes back and turns off the stereo. Earl finally notices him and says he needs help getting back into training for boxing. MacGyver says that he hates boxing but Earl just wants training. He also needs a character witness and he has no one else to turn to. MacGyver gives in ..Read the full recap
MacGyver: Earl, you've definitely come to the wrong place. I hate boxing. I think it's barbaric.
Earl Dent: Some people say the same things about hockey.
MacGyver: Well, I happen to have hope for hockey.
MacGyver: So I guess this'll be the training room.
Veronica "Ronnie" Dent: You sure got a lot of junk.
MacGyver: Thanks. I'm a pack rat. Got to keep some good memories, alive, you know.
Veronica "Ronnie" Dent: That's why I throw everything away.
* A punching bag that measure impact, made from a fire extinguisher, tubing, a car seat, and a wooden board
* A punching machine made of gloves fastened to levers with a basketball backboard as a base
* An "ice bag" consisting of a ziplock bag filled with sodium thiosulfate (photographic fixer)